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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:37 am 
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I just tried watching "Don't Look in the Cellar." I know what you're thinking, and yes, from the title I was expecting B-movie crap. But this....was just...

I mean it has to be a joke, right? My dog could make a better movie than that!


Also, "Open Water." Talk about a waste of film (or whatever newfangled device we use these days.) It's exactly what it sounds like. Some people floating around in the ocean for the extent of the movie... I'm tempted to compare it to "Burried," but at least that movie had a statement to make. "Open Water" was just... It's one of those movies where you keep watching cuz you think it's gonna get better...but it never ever does.
They call it a psychological thriller. It is neither thrilling nor psychological. What it is...is BORING.

Avoid at all costs.

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Didn't see the first one, but I have to disagree with you about the second.

While "Open Water" is certainly no classic, it is based on an actual occurance (it's supposed to have happened in Australia), and it has some interesting pyschological insights.


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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:09 pm 
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I have a sort of "general hatred" not so much of a particular film as of the idea of making the film in the first place. The real focus of this hatred can be summed up in two words: SENSELESS REMAKES. :happy

Some examples:
"Psycho" - The original film is already a cinema classic. Why re-make it in color?
"Total Recall" - The original, with Arnold Schwarzenegger was perfectly fine. Why spend the money?
"The Amazing Spiderman" - What was wrong with the Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst film? Do bigger and louder SPFX and 3D make that much of a difference?
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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
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/geek mode on

Whoooooo there! The Amazing Spider-Man was NOT a remake. The filmseries with Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst are based on a completely different Spider-Man comic than The Amazing Spider-Man. Hence the presence of the Gwen Stacy character.

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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
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-Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)- And this is a prime exampel of why you don't mess with a script, and don't allow the actors to just do whatever they want. I've read the original script that Joss sent in, and it was a thousand times better than this piece o'crap. I've seen this movie once the entire way through, and I don't believe I'll ever do it again. The acting is pretty bad, the characters are nothing like what they were in the original script, and most importantly, the movie treats itself like a complete comedy. The original script had comedy, yes, but it was the same kind of comedy that we got with the show, dark-edged and relevant to the situation in which it was used.

-Nightmare On Elm Street (2011 or 2012)- Remake. Nothing else really needs to be said. The acting was shotty, the script wasn't there, and it was just too short. The original is close to 2 hours, I believe. This one clocked in at around an hour and twenty minutes. No need for this.

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Two more absolutely pointless re-makes:

"The Haunting" - The original B&W film from the 1960s was one of the greatest ghost/horror films ever made. It had a super cast (that included Julie Harris, Claire Bloom and Russ Tamblyn [Amber's dad]), a great director/editor (Robert Wise), and a wonderfully creepy score (by Humphrey Searle). The multi-million dollar re-make had very elaborate special effects and was in color, but it was not even close to the quality of the original. Okay, it did have two small positive points: James Marsters has a small part in it, and it is the only major motion picture I can think of that actually shows a clavichord.

"Prometheus" - As far as I can tell, this is simply a re-make of "Alien", which was superior on every level. That Ridley Scott, the director of "Alien" had anything to do with it makes it all the more incomprehensible that it was made.

Don't get me wrong: I don't have anything against re-makes per se. After all, "The Maltese Falcon" was the second(!!) re-make of the Hammett story. Hitchcock re-made his own "Man Who Knew Too Much" to very good effect. It's pointless, badly done re-makes that make me nauseous.


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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
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Huh. James Marsters was in the remake of 'The House on Haunted Hill' not in the remake of 'The Haunting'...


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Thanks for the info, TGIF, and thanks for mentioning another pointless re-make: the original film was one of the best of William Castle's productions, with great performances by Vincent Price and (in a small part) Elisha Cook, Jr. :D

The re-make was just...ugh. :(


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If you stop considering the remake as a remake, I think it is quite a good movie actually. Doctor Vannacutt scared the shit out of me.


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I can't help it. I'm old, and I saw the original version in the movies when it came out (complete with the silly flying "Emerg-O" skeleton). :laugh


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I have seen the original, I am secretely a little bit in love with Vincent Price. Man, that man had charisma and he was a great actor. But the remake has Famke Janssen in it, and she is Dutch so my patriotic side rises hehe.


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 Post subject: Re: I hated, hated, HATED this movie!
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I absolutely hate every single movie in the "Final Destination" series.

When I was ten my sister got a three disk set of the first three movies, and she watched them all in the same day out in the living room, and the living room in my house is in the same room as the kitchen and the dining room so whenever I went to grab something to eat, go on the computer, or walk to the bathroom all I could hear were the sounds of screaming and other unpleasant things... however, the way my TV is placed in the room makes it so t's almost impossible to not see it unless you're standing with your back to it. So not only was the living room/kitchen/dining room filled with screams for about four hours it was also filled with the visuals of people dying in various ways.

Now being ten I had already seen scary movies like "The Unborn" and "The uninvited" I believe, but the Final Destination series really scarred me because even though it was likely that a person could really die the ways they were shown in the movie it really freaked me the hell out seeing average people die from everyday things.

That's just my personal experience, but to be honest the Final Destination movies are really crappy. I swear that the movies were made just so the writers and/or director could kill a bunch of people. I mean they all died anyways at the end, pretty much. So why not just line them all up against a fence and put a bullet through their head instead to save the audience the over an hour long pointless death-feast?

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